by Owen Waters
In the Middle Ages, most people worked the land. They were peasants who rarely ventured far away from their place of birth, so their concept of the world was quite small. Likewise, their concept of God the Creator was small in scale. To them, God was an all-powerful, wise, elderly, human-like figure who lived somewhere above them and would, one day, judge them in person.
People, at the time, didn’t realize the massive size of the planet upon which they stood. To them, most of their universe could be seen from the top of the nearest hill. Today, with cosmology and the Hubble telescope to help us, our view of the size of the universe has been stretched farther and farther.What we have learned, since the Middle Ages, includes these
1. The Earth is not the center of the universe. Apparently, when this
was discovered, it came as quite a shock.
2. The Earth is round. This was excellent news at the time: No more
worrying that you might take to sea and sail off the edge of the world.
3. The Earth travels around the Sun. This means that, while modern-day
life on Earth may seem to be expensive at times, it does come with the
added bonus, once a year, of a free trip around the Sun.
4. The Sun is over a million times bigger than the Earth.
5. There are 200 billion other suns in our own galaxy.
6. There are well over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
7. As big as the universe is, in order for God to be everywhere, God has
to be bigger still.
When you view God as Infinite Being, the All That Is, or the Absolute,
you have a sense of scale that still encompasses all of Creation, no
matter how far the universe stretches. The infinity of Infinite Being
encompasses all of space. The ‘Being’ part of Infinite Being created all
of space within its consciousness.
In fact, in a universe full of infinite possibilities, how do we know
that this isn’t just one of many universes? The possibility that there
may be infinite universes in all of Creation boggles the mind further
still. If there are infinite universes, then ours is just one small one
compared to the extend of Infinite Being, the Creator of all that
The question is, where does the individual fit into this enormous scale
As individuals, we each appear as a manifested part of Creation’s
infinite array of possibilities. However, that’s just the external
The deeper into consciousness you travel, the more you become aware that
the All is One. That the infinite possibilities are all expressions of
the One. Beneath all expression is just the One, and the One is Infinite
In the ‘All is One’ ultimate reality, you are not just a part of
Infinite Being, you are a viewpoint of the One. Nothing can be truly
separate from the One. It can only be another facet or viewpoint of the
That means that you are the One. You are Infinite Being.
Now, it may not be appropriate, in this external world of separate
people, to announce, "I, personally, am Infinite Being." But, as you
travel within, to that sacred space of your inner being, the truth
dawns. You do realize that, deep down, that is what you are. You are
Infinite Being, and so is everyone else, at the level of their deepest
Because people are an expression of Infinite Being, the potential within
each and every one of us is infinite.
There are no limits to what you will become in your journey back to your
original spiritual home. And, there need be no limits in the life that
you are now leading.
Society will benefit enormously when such realizations become
commonplace. Today, however, the chances are that, throughout all of
your life, you have been pressured to be modest. Society has been
terrified of the idea that a person might think themselves important.
"Don’t even think about rising above your station," they cry.
Admittedly, inflated egos can be a tiresome bore, but it really is time
to question any social conditioning which places limits upon human
potential. A society that encourages all of its members to develop their
full potential would be more supportive, creative and productive.
Everyone would benefit.
The sooner more people think in terms of unlimited human potential, the
sooner they will saturate the global mind atmosphere of the planet with
that New Reality idea.
Just think of yourself this way:
"INFINITE BEING, INFINITE POTENTIAL."
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Owen Waters is the author of "Love, Light Laughter: The New
Spirituality," which is available both as a paperback and a downloadable